authentication

How clever social engineering can overcome two-factor authentication… or not?

If you have a Google account you must have two-factor authentication enabled in order to prevent anyone to use your account by just having your username and password. If you don’t know how to do that, check my free eBook here. 2FA requires something that you know (username and password) and something that you have (smartphone) in order to allow access to your account.Unless somebody gets all of them, they simply can’t steal your account. Until now… Alex MacCaw has published screenshots from a new scam appeared that is targeting Google users who have two-factor authentication enabled (2FA). It works like this:…


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Dropbox hacked?

You probably have read on news portals that Dropbox was hacked and that some user accounts were compromised. Here is the alleged list of leaked user information. Dropbox is saying that the data is not valid. Apparently, Dropbox was not hacked. The company is clearly stating this on their blog. Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox. Attackers then used these stolen credentials to try to log in to sites across the internet, including Dropbox. We have measures…


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Enable two-factor authentication for the SSH on your Raspberry PI

I am a big fan of RPi and I allowed one of my RPis (I have 3) to be accessible from the Internet via SSH. But, I was stressed because somebody might do a DoS on my device with the intent to hack into it and this way would prevent me to access it. So, wanting to secure it, I researched a bit how to enable two-factor authentication for SSH. I don’t want expensive SMS services, actually I don’t want to pay anything at all. I found some great tutorials on the net, and here is my take on how…


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